If Play Me became a film…
I often do a lot of casting in my head as I write a book. Sometimes the characters I envision are well known ones, such as actors or musicians. Sometimes they are people I find on stock image sites. Though my source may vary, one thing always remains the same: they are always someone in my head.
I do this because it helps me picture the characters as they react the all the crap I like to throw at them. And I like to throw a lot at them. 😉
For Play Me, the latest Take a Chance book with Entangled Publishing, Kiersten and Garrett were crystal clear.
Kiersten would be Amanda Seyfried, because I think she just fits the character perfectly. Warm and loving, but afraid to let that love shine through. Scared to get hurt.
And Garrett? Ah, Garrett. He’s Ian Somerhalder, hands down. His undying loyalty and devotion just screams Garrett.
Put these two together? And, well, you have Play Me, my latest book.
Even the best-laid plans can go awry.
Single-mom Kiersten Worth knows a bottle of champagne and night of hot, no-strings-attached sex is the perfect solution to her jilted bride blues…and Garrett Kelly, long-time friend and her teenaged son’s sexy basketball coach, is just the stud for the job.
Garrett wants more from the elusive temptress than a casual affair, but he never expects it to come in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. When he proposes an unorthodox solution—move in and raise their baby together—Kiersten has to decide whether to let down her guard and open her heart to the man who secretly loved her for years, or risk losing his tender embrace for good.
Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.
She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing, Swoon Romance, and Decadent Publishing. She has, as of this date, four books with Entangled Publishing, one book with Swoon Romance, and five older books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. Her Swoon Romance novella, CAPTIVATED BY YOU, hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name.
She also writes New Adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. Diane is represented by Louise Fury from the L. Perkins Agency.
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